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HKMA Join Hands with The Ecole des Ponts Business School
Launching Its Executive Doctorate of Business Administration (E-DBA)


Have you ever thought of packaging everything that you have learned throughout your career and use it to make a difference, and take command of an enhanced career track by using and sharing your expertise? If you have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience; If you are an experienced business manager or expert who would like to frame and formalize your knowledge, methods and experience and communicate them to a wider audience; If you are an experienced professional and you think that you have gained specific knowledge throughout your career that is worth sharing with other. Then the The Executive Doctorate of Business Administration designed by the Ecole des Ponts Business School is something that you should consider!

Obtaining a E-DBA in 2 Years
The 丱ole des Ponts Business School together with The Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) are launching the Executive Doctorate of Business Administration (E-DBA) programme, which was designed for professionals, effectively minimizing the time required away from work to attain a professional doctorate. The program can be completed in as little as two years, although most are expected to complete the program within three years.

Formalize, Structure and Share your Expertise
The focus of the E-DBA is practical, rather than theoretical. The programme is tailored for "thinkers and doers" or for "doers who are also thinkers" - those individuals who have gained valuable knowledge through their professional experiences and who are now reflecting upon what they have learned formally and informally, complementing their practical knowledge with theoretical groundings in an easy and effective way to share with others, and to further establish themselves as experts in their field.

Programme Structure
The design of the E-DBA curriculum ensures a unique, high-quality and time-effective experience that builds on and extends the reputation of academic excellence of the Ecole des Ponts, which was established in 1747, nearly 280 years ago. The E-DBA programme will be delivered primarily through four residential sessions in English in Paris near the Champs Elysees in the first year. To graduate, candidates will have to submit a research proposal, a total of three doctoral papers, and then attend an Oral Defense before a panel.

Part 1: Research Method Modules: Helping thinkers to ground practice in theory

Session Dates & Duration

Residential session 1:
- Learning Lab #1
- Introduction to Research Methods

21-27 November 2016
3 days
4 days

Residential session 2:
- Qualitative Research Methods

2-5 March 2017
4 days

Residential session 3:
- Quantitative Research Methods

22-25 June 2017
4 days

Residential session 4:
- Research & Teaching Case Development
- Learning Lab # 2
- Next Steps

9-15 October 2017
4 days
2 days
1 day

Part 2: The E-DBA Project: Innovation in form, effective in timeframe.

E-DBA Doctoral Project
Case Study
Case Study

Part 3: Oral Defence

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Start of Programme:
Application Deadline:
21 November 2016
25 October 2016
2774 8517 (Ms Choy)

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Issued by The Hong Kong Management Association on Tuesday, 30 August 2016.

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